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Temple man charged with arson for setting fire to car

TEMPLE - A 60-year-old Temple man has been charged with second degree arson for allegedly burning a man's car over the weekend.

Virgil Neal Parker Jr. remains in the Bell County Jail on a charge of second degree arson. He was originally arrested on Saturday and held on a public intoxication charge.

According to police, a warrant was obtained for Parker as an investigation into the burning of a car on Saturday developed. He was served with the new arson charge while already in jail. Bond has been set at $75,000.

In a joint police and fire department case, investigators say Parker was involved in an argument with a man at the Village Meadows Bend Apartments, located in the 2700 block of South MLK Jr. Dr. in Temple, on Saturday.

Investigators believe that Parker torched the other man's car later on in the day.

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